Throwback Post: Debut of Thomas Darnell Blog


November 7 2011:

Debut of Thomas Darnell’s blog!

Little dude decided to start making movies. This one’s all about squishy things. I had absolutely nothing to do with the making of this, just put it on his site for him. He’s VERY excited to finally have his own website!

**October 2023 Update: Thomas has their website offline currently at they transition it to a portfolio for Game Design.**


Throwback Post: Subbing at the Library with Poirot


August 21 2015:

Got to sub in Stillwater again this afternoon! Best part = getting a hug from one of the students before she left. xoxo


August 21 2010:

Lillian and Thomas LOVE the library.


August 21 2009:

Time for relaxing with Agatha Christie’s Poirot ~ “Taken at the Flood” movie, comfy clothes & glass of wine!

Throwback Post: Subbing With Fresh Veggies Traveling to Vegas While Eating Outdoors with Agatha Christie


September 5 2014:

Oh my gosh what a fun afternoon!! I got to sub in Candeleria today … with some FUN 1st-3rd graders! What a GREAT day as it was Community Gathering day. First one of the year and that meant all teachers and aides performed … showing off their talents! Oh my goodness! They were fabulous! Singing, dancing, juggling, ice bucket challenge, belly dancing with a sword … YES! A real sword! Goodness! What an amazing school with talented staff!! Wheeee!


Look what came in the mail today. Scott A. Sabraw and Stephanie Stokes … Your pictures have arrived! Thomas will sign each and we’ll get them out ASAP. He will start his computer class next Thursday! Carolyn R Smith: Got a surprise for you!


September 5 2013:

Look at this beautiful bounty from my friend Brenda! YUM! So blessed and grateful!


September 5 2011:

. . . And we’re off . . . Watch out Vegas!! The Romano duo and their Team TLC sidekicks are on their way!!


September 5 2010:

Having a picnic lunch with Thomas & Lillian. Weather is just perfect.


September 5 2009:

Settling in for Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” Movie! I love the oldies! Could someone bring me some popcorn?!

Poolside Fun at Inova

June 12 2021

Thank you to Inova Apartments for the fun Tacos & Ritas event today, and for the lovely towel. Being vegan, I expected not to be able to eat. How lovely that the beans, rice, and soft taco were vegan! It was so incredibly good!! Thomas and I had a great time meeting fellow residents.

Thomas and Camilla With The Clone Wars

March 10 2021

Thomas and just finished something we began about a year ago … All 7 seasons of The Clone Wars. Every Wednesday after dinner we watched 3 episodes.

We enjoyed doing this together, so very much. And we were thrilled when The Mandalorian tied in with this.

Thank you to my Jr High School friend, Lillie Powell Salsberry, for suggesting that we watch. She and I were huge Star Wars fans, back in the day. We were official members of the Fan Club. That was back when everything was through the mail. We received posters, and official fan club goodies (which I still have!) Love you, Lillie! ❤️🎉❤️

Throwback Post: Compliments with Tomatoes and Why She Does Not Talk Like Us


September 18 2015:

Subbing in Nightingale today (1st – 3rd). Sweet Katherine gave me a compliment note! I have so much respect for teachers. There’s no way I’d want to do this every day, yet I love and enjoy being here for the teachers as they need me!


September 18 2013:

Thank you Kymberlee Simantel!!!!! I just had one of the most amazing mater sandwiches ever! These tomatoes are so divinely sweet Kymberlee! You must have put a ton of love into these beauties! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


September 18 2009:

Just back from giving my “Why She Doesn’t Talk Like Us” Presentation to Lillian’s 3rd grade class. Added some new material this year since this is the 3rd year in a row most of her classmates have heard this. Lillian was my assistant this year ~ hope to hand this torch over to her next year or the next!